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A triple-camera system
The OnePlus 7T really stood out from the crowd thanks to its circular camera module on the glass rear panel. Unfortunately, the OnePlus 8 changes all of that by reverting back to the vertical camera bump featured on the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro.
It houses a total of three sensors this time around. Leading the way is a 48-megapixel shooter that presumably makes use of pixel binning technology to produce better photos during the day and in low-light conditions.
OnePlus has also decided to fit the OnePlus 8 with a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter, per leaked information. But rather than including a 2x telephoto zoom camera again, OnePlus has apparently cut corners a little and swapped it out with a 2-megapixel macro camera.
A curved-edge 90Hz Fluid AMOLED display
Sandwiched between the front and rear panels is an aluminum frame. It is home to a USB-C port, speaker, and SIM card tray on the bottom; a volume rocker on the left side; a power key and Alert Slider on the right; and a microphone on top.
There is also an in-ear speaker that sits along the top edge of the frame, just above the Fluid AMOLED display. The latter reportedly measures in at 6.55-inches and supports a Full-HD+ (2400 x 1080p) resolution with a 90Hz refresh rate, as seen previously on the OnePlus 7T.
The Snapdragon 865 and 5G connectivity
Regarding the internal setup of the OnePlus 8, leaked specifications suggest the flagship will be powered by the high-end Snapdragon 865 chipset. That means customers can expect incredible performance and 5G connectivity as standard, albeit at a higher price than last year.
There will also be 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage as standard. MicroSD cards are unfortunately not supported, but a more expensive variant with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is reportedly on the way for those of you that need it.
Of course, the variants available often vary by market which means not all customers will receive access to both models.
The OnePlus 8 supports 30W fast charging but, due to the lower price tag, wireless charging and reverse wireless charging support hasn’t been added. The lack of IP68 water and dust resistance is more disappointing, though.